I hate it when people say I can't do something with my horse. Okay story time:)
I was at the barn today. I board my horse at a mostly pleasure horse barn. Given their are a few eventers and hunter/jumpers there. But mostly western and english pleasure riders. Im wanting to get into eventing with my 4 year old paint. He has no formal training in pleasure or anything. I was talking to my friend who is a pleasure rider. She asked me what I wanted to do with my horse. I said start off with dressage lessons then possibly move over and take some jumping lessons and do eventing with him. She looked me dead in the eye asked me of I was being serious. I said yes. Then she laughed in my face. I was like what?? And she told me that I was an idiot for taking a paint to do dressage and jump. I said I didnt want to do anything big. Just go and stop at novice. She then shared my goals with a few other pleasure riders and they laughed, said the same thing to me and told me that he will never be able to do anything better then pleasure because he's a paint!
IM SO MAD/SAD. Like its my supposed friends laughing at me and telling me I could never do something I wanted to try. I can't stand it when people tell me what we can't do. It kinda brings me down. But it also fuels my fire. And it makes me wanna do it worse and prove all of them wrong.
Well good thing im out of there next month and im moving to a barn with an eventing trainer. And ill never have to listen to their downgrading remarks anymore:)
Haha I commend you if you read my novel:P
But please tell me some inspirational stories.(i could use them) or share your frustrations with people:)